Monday, July 19, 2010

Making Pickles

Paul prefers salty foods over pretty much anything else. Ever since I made pickles last year, Paul has been craving more. This weekend was his weekend!

Our first batch of pickling cucumbers was ready so we made 2 giant jars of dill pickles.

In addition to good pickling cucumbers and dill, you need lots of garlic.

The cucumbers, dill and garlic gets layered in the jar and a boiling mixture of water, vinegar and salt gets poured over it.

photo includes a standard sized coffee cup so you can get the scale of the jars

The recipe we use isn't sealed, so they have to be stored in the fridge. I'd like to can the next batch, so we can store them in our root cellar. I hear that canned pickles is a whole different ball game. Any advice?


  1. i adore pickles! will you share your refrigerator recipe? my mom canned pickles every summer when i was a little kid. unfortunately, i don't remember much about it, except eating them :)

  2. This looks so good! I just made some more pickles last night from MORE cucumbers from my garden! Do you have any suggestions for things to do with tomatoes? I have those coming out of the ears, too...

  3. Ann: I'll email it to you.

    Beth: You are lucky! As soon as I get a bunch of tomatoes, I plan to slow roast them and freeze them for later. Here are the directions I intend to follow:


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